Saltwater Sun share video for blistering new single ‘The Wire’
Out now via Hand In Hive
Photo Credit: Rosie Mackay
Saltwater Sun – ‘The Wire’
“Saltwater Sun mix vicious takedowns with ray-doused pop” – DIY
“Glorious burst of life affirming power pop” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Enormous potential evident for anyone to see” – Clash
“Stratospheric hooks, explosive guitars and scrumptious harmonies” – Earmilk
Hand In Hive signees Saltwater Sun today share the video for tenacious new offering The Wire, reaffirming their irresistible blend of guitar pop on a whole new level.
Marshalled by frontwoman Jen Stearnes’ gritty yet infectious vocals, the Reading quintet’s first release of 2018 boasts stratospheric hooks, explosive guitars and delicious harmonies, elevating them right back alongside their indie peers and attracting attention from DIY, The Line Of Best Fit and The 405 as well as BBC Radio 1 airplay (Huw Stephens).
Having spent the last 18 months working on new material after drawing widespread acclaim from the online community and BBC Introducing, the five-piece are now gearing up for a hectic year with a slew of festival dates and releases in the pipeline.
Discussing their video, the band stated: “We wanted a video that represented some of the difficult ideas in the song, but in a more positive way. The lyrics are about losing what little control we have and that’s exactly what happens in the video – but instead of anger and despair, we’ve got a guy losing himself to dance”.
Produced by Alex Loring, Saltwater Sun’s The Wire is out now via Hand In Hive (Dama Scout, Swimming Tapes, Zuzu) and available on all platforms.
Live Dates (message for press passes)
28 April – Are You Listening? Festival
18 May – The Great Escape
Saltwater Sun is Jen Stearnes (vocals), Joel Neale (guitar), Dan Kingham (guitar), Rob Carter (bass) and Ben Chandler (drums)